December 2019 – Onehunga Community News

Christmas Parade

December 3, 2019 Latest News 0 Comments < 1 min

Reading Time: < 1 minute It was perfect weather for this year’s annual Onehunga Christmas Parade! Record crowds lined Onehunga Mall to watch the colourful floats, dancers, bands, and cultural groups, wend their way around town. Matty McLean, 2019 TV Personality of the Year, and former local, was the MC, with judges Maungakiekie-Tãmaki Councillor, Josephine Bartley, The 312 Hub’s Amiria ...

Community pantry plea: Keep giving over Summer

December 3, 2019 Latest News 0 Comments 2 min

Reading Time: 2 minutes Organisers of free community pantries in Onehunga say they are well-used, but the community needs to keep an eye on them over the summer break. Pātaka Kai free pantry coordinator, Candice Luke, says that in the lead-up to Christmas, people are especially generous. “Last year, the ones who could provide support went all out. We ...

The joy of coming together

December 3, 2019 Latest News 0 Comments 2 min

Reading Time: 2 minutes Josh Jones, musician and former front-man of 1980’s UK band, The Quads, has been working on a musical project at Te Papapa Primary School.Having taught ukelele lessons at the school in the past, he contacted them to ask for help with the production of a Christmas song. The Christchurch mosque attack was the inspiration behind ...

A big loss to the school

December 3, 2019 Latest News 0 Comments 2 min

Reading Time: 2 minutes This December, Onehunga High School will be saying goodbye to five staff members whose combined time at the school totals 112 years. Adrienne Booth has been the school librarian for 32 years; Sue Maney has been at OHS for 24 years as its resource manager, including nine years as manager of the girls First XV; ...